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How Can I Find Forgiveness?

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September 8, 2020
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In this message learn how to find forgiveness from sin.

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How Can I Find Forgiveness?

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  • male: How can I be sureof my salvation?
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  • male: How can I overcometemptation?
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  • male: How can I get victoryover worry?
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  • female: How can I findforgiveness?
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  • female: Is there only one wayto God?
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  • female: Why do Christianshave so many problems?
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  • female: Why don't my prayersget answered?
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  • male: Is there a sin Godcannot forgive?
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  • female: What is faith?
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  • female: What isthe greatest commandment?
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  • David Jeremiah: How can Ifind forgiveness?
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  • Hello, I'm David Jeremiah,and welcome to "Turning Point."
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  • You and I may never have metpersonally, but I already know
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  • something about you.
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  • And you know the same thingabout me.
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  • What we know is that we're bothin need of forgiveness.
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  • The Bible says wehave all sinned, and that means
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  • we all need forgiveness.
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  • We need forgiveness from Godand perhaps from others.
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  • But forgiveness can be elusive.
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  • Sometimes, we're too ashamedto ask for it,
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  • so we live with our guilt.
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  • But that's not what God wants.
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  • He wants us to be forgiven.
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  • In today's message, we'lldiscover the Bible's answers
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  • to a critical question,"How Can I Find Forgiveness?"
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  • Are Asking," and it's coming upon today's edition
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  • like, how can I be sureof my salvation?
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  • Is there a sin God cannotforgive?
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  • Why don't my prayersget answered?
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:For over one year after his sin
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  • with Bathsheba and his murderof her husband, Uriah,
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  • David had refused toacknowledge his sin.
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  • In Psalm 51, we find out howhe finally confessed his sin,
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  • and the initial prayer to Godfor forgiveness.
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  • But here in the 32nd Psalm,David looks back
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  • on that whole experience,and he encourages all of us
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  • to seek forgiveness.
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  • As we go through the psalm,we need to keep
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  • in the back of our mindthat this is written
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  • by a tormented man,who has waited 12 months
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  • to get right with God.
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  • And it beginswith the priority of forgiveness
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  • in verses 3 and 4.
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  • David writes, "When Ikept silent, my bones grew old
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  • through my groaning all the day.
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  • For day and night your hand washeavy upon me, and my vitality
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  • was turned into the droughtof summer."
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  • Now, a gulf of silence stretchedbetween God and David,
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  • and the manafter God's own heart
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  • found himself exiled becausehe chose not to confess his sin.
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  • David describes his pain,if you look at the text,
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  • notice three thingsabout his situation.
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  • He was wasting away.
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  • "My bones grew oldthrough my groaning
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  • all the day long."
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  • The verb for "grow old" meansto waste away.
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  • David's energy and strengthwere diminished.
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  • He became weak as he carriedthe burden
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  • of his unforgiven sin.
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  • The weight of his soul beganto wear out the strength
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  • of his body, and he feltlike an old, worn out man.
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  • He goes on to say that not onlywas he wasting away,
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  • he was weighed down.
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  • "Day and night your hand washeavy upon me."
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  • It's interesting to notethat God was the one
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  • who was weighing David down.
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  • God's hand was not heavyon David to simply remind him
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  • of his guilt.
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  • God's hand was heavy on Davidto draw him back, and cause him
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  • to recognize his needof forgiveness.
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  • He was wasting away,and he was weighed down,
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  • and he was wearing out.
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  • He says, "My vitality was turnedinto the drought of summer."
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  • David says that the vitalityof his soul
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  • was being drained away.
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  • The priority of forgiveness.
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  • And then in verses 1 and 2,we see the power of forgiveness.
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  • "Blessed is he whosetransgression is forgiven,
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  • whose sin is covered.
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  • Blessed is the manto whom the Lord does not impute
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  • iniquity, and in whose spiritthere is no deceit."
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  • When we are experiencingthe trauma
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  • of an unforgiven life,we can doubt whether forgiveness
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  • is even possible.
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  • We might begin to thinkthat our particular sin is
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  • beyond the pale of God's abilityto forgive it.
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  • But David begins his psalmwith a word of hope.
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  • He recounts his own experienceof being forgiven,
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  • and he assures usthat that experience can be true
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  • for us as well.
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  • He uses four words for sinin his little soliloquy.
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  • He says, first of all,it is transgression.
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  • And transgression isa defiant disobedience
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  • against God.
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  • Then he uses the word "sin"in the same text.
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  • And this word is a pictureof an archer who shoots an arrow
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  • at a target, and he misses it,"For all have sinned
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  • and come shortof the glory of God."
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  • And then he uses the word"iniquity."
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  • Iniquity is a more gross term,if you will.
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  • It's perversion, distortionof that which is right,
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  • means to be corrupt or twisted.
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  • And the word "deceit" isfrom a Hebrew word which means
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  • to be self-deceived.
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  • Disobedience against God,missing the mark, distortion
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  • or perversion, and deceivingyourself about all of it.
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  • As David tracksthe downward progression
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  • of his sin, he does soto remind us that every kind
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  • of sin can be forgiven,every kind.
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  • One author has written,"The psalmist declares
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  • that forgiveness of sinof whatever kind,
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  • whether against Godor human beings, whether great
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  • or small, whether conscientiousor inadvertent,
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  • or whether by omissionor commission,
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  • all of that can be forgiven.
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  • And forgiveness is found in God.
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  • The nature of sin is notthe issue.
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  • The nature of God is the issue."
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  • He is a forgiving God.
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  • He is the God who forgivestransgression, and sin,
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  • and iniquity, and deceit.
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  • Whatever kind of sin you mighthave conjured up in your spirit,
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  • I am here to tell youthat Almighty God is able
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  • to forgive that sin.
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  • When God forgives us, what doeshe do with our transgression,
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  • our sin, our iniquity,and our deceit?
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  • The definition of forgiveness isinteresting because it's
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  • wrapped up in the word itself.
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  • In the Old Testament, there area number of words for the word
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  • "forgive."
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  • But if you look at all of them,they all have the same concept.
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  • It's the idea of conveyingsomething away,
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  • remitting something,making it go away.
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  • Isaiah 55:7 says,"Let the wicked forsake his way,
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  • and the unrighteous manhis thoughts; let him return
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  • to the Lord, and he will havemercy on him; and to our God,
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  • for he will abundantly pardon."
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  • He will make it go away.
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  • In his book"Unpacking Forgiveness,"
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  • Chris Brauns lists five thingsabout the forgiveness of God
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  • that helped to define the term.
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  • First of all, he tells usthat God's forgiveness
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  • is costly.
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  • While it is free to us,and there's nothing we can do
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  • to get it except to ask for it,in order for God to forgive us,
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  • he had to give his Son upas a sacrifice.
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  • Colossians 2:13 and 14 says,"Having forgiven you
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  • all trespasses, having wiped outthe handwriting of requirements
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  • that was against you,having nailed it to the cross."
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  • We can be forgiven becauseeverything we have done wrong
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  • that deserves to be punishedwith death, Almighty God nailed
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  • it to the cross of his Son,and offers us the result:
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  • forgiveness for our sin.
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  • Brauns goes on to saythat God's forgiveness
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  • is committed.
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  • When God forgives us, he makesa commitment that
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  • we are pardoned from our sin,and that it is no longer counted
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  • against us.
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  • Isaiah 43:25 is a good verseto write down if you struggle
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  • with your forgiveness.
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  • "I, even I, am he who blots outyour transgressions
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  • for my own sake; and Iwill not remember your sins."
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  • God's forgiveness is committed.
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  • And it is also conditional.
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  • Now, hear me carefully.
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  • The only conditionfor forgiveness is that
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  • you confess your sin.
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  • That's it, that's the only one.
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  • 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confessour sins, he is--"
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  • Well, if God knowsmy sins already,
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  • why doesn't he just forgive me?
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  • Because he wants to be sure youknow about your sin too.
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  • And he wants you to bringyour sin, and bring it to him,
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  • and confess it,and acknowledge.
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  • And the word "confess" meansto say the same thing about sin
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  • that God says.
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  • So don't go up thereand posture.
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  • Don't stand before God andtry to downplay your sin.
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  • Don't tell God,"I think I made a mistake."
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  • No, you sinned.
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  • Tell God what you did,unvarnished, and confess it.
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  • And the Bible says, "If youconfess your sin, he is faithful
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  • and just to forgive youall your sin."
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  • That's it, just confess it.
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  • "You mean I don't have to dopenance?"
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  • No.
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  • You have to confess your sin,and God will forgive it.
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  • And then the Bible tells us thatwhen you confess your sin,
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  • things begin to change.
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  • When you're walking as David didfor 12 months
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  • with unconfessed sin,everything's messed up.
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  • But when David confessedhis sin, God brought back to him
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  • the joy of his salvation.
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  • David prayed, "Lord God,give me back the joy
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  • of my salvation."
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  • Let me ask you allto be honest with your pastor
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  • today, how many of you,even for a short time,
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  • have ever lost the joyof your salvation?
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  • Can I get a witness here?
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  • We all have.
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  • And you know, the quickest wayto lose the joy
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  • of your salvation is to fallinto sin, and then
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  • not confess it.
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  • David said, "O God,you have restored to me the joy
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  • of my salvation."
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  • And then finally, God'sforgiveness is connective.
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  • When you get right with God,you start to find out
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  • you're getting rightwith everybody else.
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  • We have fellowship with God,and then we have fellowship
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  • one with another.
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  • Two violins that are tunedto the same piano will be
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  • in tune with each other.
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  • And when we're out of tunewith God, we are going to be
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  • out of tune with God's people.
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  • If you're a husband and you'reout of tune with God,
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  • and your wife is walkingwith the Lord
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  • in a spiritual way,you're out of tune with her.
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  • You confess your sinand get right with God,
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  • it not only tunes you up to God,it connects you with the people
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  • who know God as well.
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  • Now, in the Bible,this is really kind of the core
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  • of what I want you to take awaytoday, God wants us to get
  • 00:12:38.197 --> 00:12:42.001
  • this point so muchthat he gave us five metaphors
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  • for forgiveness, five picturesof what it means to be forgiven
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  • by God.
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  • And I'm just going to take youthrough this, and I want you
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  • to write these verses downbecause one of these days,
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  • the enemy's going to come,and he's going to tempt you
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  • to not think you're forgiven.
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  • And you need to take himto the Word of God,
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  • just like Jesus didin the desert, and say, "Devil,
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  • here's what my Bible saysabout forgiveness."
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  • Are you ready for these?
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  • Here's the first one.
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  • God's forgiveness islike putting your sin
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  • as far away as the east isfrom the west.
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  • Psalm 103, verses 11 and 12,"For as the heavens are
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  • high above the earth,so great is his mercy
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  • toward those who fear him;as far as the east is
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  • from the west,so far has he removed
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  • our transgressions from us."
  • 00:13:30.716 --> 00:13:33.752
  • Here's the second one.
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  • God's forgiveness islike burying something
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  • in the deepest sea.
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  • Micah 7:19 says, "You will castall of our sins into the depths
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  • of the sea."
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  • Go to the deepest seaon planet earth, and realize
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  • that Almighty God tookall your sin, and he buried it
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  • at the lowest partof the deepest part
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  • of the deepest sea,never to be retrieved.
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  • Number three, God's forgivenessis like casting something
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  • behind your back.
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  • Isaiah 38:17 says,"You have cast all my sins
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  • behind your back."
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  • What is that meant to convey?
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  • That you can't see them.
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  • They're back here.
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  • God doesn't see your sin.
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  • He's cast all your sin awayfrom his ability to see it.
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  • That's a humanismfrom the New Testament,
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  • but it's meant to conveythat God takes your sin away,
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  • and he takes it all away.
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  • And then God's forgiveness,number four, is like erasing
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  • something from existence.
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  • Isaiah 44:22 says, "I haveblotted out, like a thick cloud,
  • 00:14:35.848 --> 00:14:41.820
  • your transgression, and likea cloud, I have blotted out
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  • your sins."
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  • God has taken a cloud,and he's just taken it
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  • and covered all your sinsand blotted them out.
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  • And then this isthe best one of all.
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  • God's forgivenessis like God forgetting
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  • that it ever happened.
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  • Can you imagine that?
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  • "I will be mercifulto their unrighteousness,
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  • and their sinsand their lawless deeds
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  • I will remember no more."
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  • I am here to tell you todaythat when you confess your sin
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  • to Almighty God,whether as an unbeliever
  • 00:15:15.487 --> 00:15:17.756
  • for the first time becominga Christian,
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  • or as a Christian having sinnedsince you believed,
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  • when you confessyour sin before God,
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  • listen to me carefully,he forgets it.
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  • So, let's look at this processof forgiveness in verse 5
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  • and see how it works.
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  • Verse 5 answers the question,how can I receive the blessing
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  • of verse 1?
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  • Verse 5 says, "I acknowledgedmy sin to you, and my iniquity
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  • I have not hidden.
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  • I said, 'I will confessmy transgressions to the Lord,'
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  • and you forgave the iniquityof my sin."
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  • Watch verse 5 as David gives ushis three responses.
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  • "I acknowledged my sin to you.
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  • I have not hidden.
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  • I said, 'I will confessmy transgressions.'
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  • And then you forgave me."
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  • David's three responsesto his sin are all wrapped up
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  • in the idea of authenticity.
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  • He has moved away from beingsilent and hiding his sin,
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  • to acknowledging, unmasking,and confessing it.
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  • When we are honestwith the Lord, he promises
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  • to hear us, "For you, Lord,are good, and ready to forgive,
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  • and abundant in mercyto all those who call
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  • upon your name," Psalm 86:5.
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  • Confession is aboutnaked honesty before God.
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  • David knows painfully well howBathsheba has been manipulated
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  • and used, how she's been madea widow,
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  • and subsequently the brideof her husband's killer.
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  • David knows that Uriah has beendeprived of his very life.
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  • And we must also mentionthe little boy born to David
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  • and Bathsheba,who was yet another victim
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  • of David's ruthlessness.
  • 00:17:02.995 --> 00:17:04.663
  • All of these have bornethe brunt of David's sin.
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  • But David understand what wemust understand, confession is
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  • first directed above.
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  • David recognizedthat at the root
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  • of all of his sin,from the pettiest offense
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  • to murder and adultery,all of it was an insult
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  • to the God who created him,and had sustained him
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  • every moment of his life.
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  • Before the sin claimsany victims, it's already been
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  • an injury to the person of God.
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  • If you sin against me,for instance, I can forgive you
  • 00:17:36.328 --> 00:17:40.632
  • personally, but I can't give youthat deeper level of forgiveness
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  • with God.
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  • I can't remove the offenseagainst the Lord,
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  • only he can do that.
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  • The world would pressure usto dismiss the category of sin
  • 00:17:50.275 --> 00:17:53.579
  • altogether, but there's no wayto be made well unless we first
  • 00:17:53.612 --> 00:17:57.449
  • acknowledge the realityof what we've done.
  • 00:17:57.483 --> 00:18:00.052
  • And apart from this,our situation is hopeless.
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  • If you keep posturing, if youkeep manipulating what you did
  • 00:18:03.088 --> 00:18:06.859
  • to make it look better than itreally is before God,
  • 00:18:06.892 --> 00:18:09.661
  • you will never sense the realityof his forgiveness.
  • 00:18:09.695 --> 00:18:12.364
  • But you can get on your kneesbefore God in the privacy
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  • of your room,and pour out your heart to him,
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  • and tell him what you've done,and ask him to forgive you,
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  • and he will do it.
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  • But he doesn't play games.
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  • We play games;God doesn't play games.
  • 00:18:24.543 --> 00:18:28.614
  • Notice the promiseof his forgiveness finally
  • 00:18:28.647 --> 00:18:31.884
  • in verses 1 and 2.
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  • "Blessed is hewhose transgression is forgiven,
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  • whose sin is covered.
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  • Blessed is the manto whom the Lord
  • 00:18:41.793 --> 00:18:45.364
  • does not impute iniquity."
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  • Blessed is that man.
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  • Do you hear an expression of joyin these words?
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  • The word "blessed" isanother word for happy.
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  • Happy are those whose sinis forgiven.
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  • The truth here is so incredible,so revolutionary that your life
  • 00:19:01.647 --> 00:19:05.017
  • is bound to be changed foreverif you just grasp it.
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  • When God forgives us, hewelcomes us into his presence,
  • 00:19:08.053 --> 00:19:11.423
  • where there is fullness of joyand pleasures forevermore.
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  • David's words about forgivenessappear
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  • in the Old Testament hymnbook.
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  • It's as if you were to openthe hymnbook in the church,
  • 00:19:21.300 --> 00:19:23.835
  • and there in the middle of itwould be a psalm
  • 00:19:23.869 --> 00:19:25.771
  • on the forgiveness of God.
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  • It is a reminder,an encouragement to us
  • 00:19:28.006 --> 00:19:30.075
  • to sing togetherwith great joy.
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  • When we come to church, we arethe company of the forgiven,
  • 00:19:32.144 --> 00:19:35.781
  • hallelujah.
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  • We have something now the worlddoesn't know anything about.
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  • We're sinners, oh yes, but we'resinners saved by grace.
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  • We're sinners who acceptedthe unbelievable,
  • 00:19:43.922 --> 00:19:47.326
  • forgetting forgiveness of God.
  • 00:19:47.359 --> 00:19:49.628
  • And if that isn't somethingto make you happy,
  • 00:19:49.661 --> 00:19:51.330
  • I don't know what will.
  • 00:19:51.363 --> 00:19:52.431
  • "Blessed is the manwhose transgression
  • 00:19:52.464 --> 00:19:54.700
  • is forgiven."
  • 00:19:54.733 --> 00:19:58.537
  • For David and for us,God's forgiveness turns
  • 00:19:58.570 --> 00:20:02.341
  • the burden of unforgiven sininto a joyful song of praise,
  • 00:20:02.374 --> 00:20:08.247
  • what a blessing.
  • 00:20:08.280 --> 00:20:09.581
  • Well, if you are a Christianand you have been forgiven
  • 00:20:09.615 --> 00:20:13.685
  • of your sin becauseyou've accepted Christ
  • 00:20:13.719 --> 00:20:15.687
  • as your Savior, or if you're nota Christian
  • 00:20:15.721 --> 00:20:18.657
  • and you've never done that,and you're trying to figure out,
  • 00:20:18.690 --> 00:20:20.559
  • "Why can't I get ridof this sense of guilt
  • 00:20:20.592 --> 00:20:22.461
  • that I'm carrying around?"
  • 00:20:22.494 --> 00:20:25.364
  • the forgiveness of God speaksto us in a couple of ways.
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  • And so, let me just endall of this with two things
  • 00:20:29.234 --> 00:20:33.038
  • in sort of a conclusion,if you will.
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  • Since God has forgiven us,we must accept his forgiveness.
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  • That's all we can do.
  • 00:20:41.413 --> 00:20:43.482
  • Periodically, I hear people saythis, "Well, Dr. Jeremiah,
  • 00:20:43.515 --> 00:20:47.119
  • I know God has forgiven me,and my wife has forgiven me,
  • 00:20:47.152 --> 00:20:50.756
  • or my husband has forgiven me,but I cannot forgive myself."
  • 00:20:50.789 --> 00:20:57.663
  • Now, I've been a little bit hardon people who've said that to me
  • 00:20:57.696 --> 00:21:00.666
  • because I usually say,"Oh, so your standard
  • 00:21:00.699 --> 00:21:03.101
  • of forgiveness is higherthan God's?"
  • 00:21:03.135 --> 00:21:06.004
  • It's one thing to believethat he forgives you,
  • 00:21:06.038 --> 00:21:08.040
  • it's another thing to receivehis forgiveness.
  • 00:21:08.073 --> 00:21:10.509
  • "Lord God, I receiveyour forgiveness for my sin."
  • 00:21:10.542 --> 00:21:15.213
  • Since God has forgiven us, wehave to accept his forgiveness.
  • 00:21:15.247 --> 00:21:18.784
  • And for all of us who arebelievers, here's the hard one.
  • 00:21:18.817 --> 00:21:22.187
  • Since God has forgiven us,we have to forgive others.
  • 00:21:22.220 --> 00:21:26.958
  • "Oh pastor, did youhave to throw that in?"
  • 00:21:26.992 --> 00:21:30.862
  • Well, let me just tell you it'son good biblical ground.
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  • I'm going to read some versesto you, listen to this.
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  • Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind oneto another, tenderhearted,
  • 00:21:35.934 --> 00:21:40.806
  • forgiving one another," how?
  • 00:21:40.839 --> 00:21:43.608
  • "Even as God in Christforgave you."
  • 00:21:43.642 --> 00:21:48.714
  • Colossians 3:12, "Therefore,as the elect of God, holy
  • 00:21:48.747 --> 00:21:51.883
  • and beloved, put ontender mercies, kindness,
  • 00:21:51.917 --> 00:21:54.519
  • humility, meekness,longsuffering; bearing
  • 00:21:54.553 --> 00:21:56.688
  • with one another,and forgiving one another,
  • 00:21:56.722 --> 00:21:58.857
  • if anyone has a complaintagainst another;
  • 00:21:58.890 --> 00:22:01.026
  • even as Christ forgave you,so you also must do."
  • 00:22:01.059 --> 00:22:07.399
  • The Bible says that all of uswho are forgiven, we're
  • 00:22:07.432 --> 00:22:10.602
  • the company of the forgiven,God has given us
  • 00:22:10.635 --> 00:22:13.505
  • his forgiveness.
  • 00:22:13.538 --> 00:22:14.606
  • And I want you to thinkabout this.
  • 00:22:14.639 --> 00:22:15.841
  • He's given us this vast amountof forgiveness for our sin,
  • 00:22:15.874 --> 00:22:19.511
  • and deposited that forgivenessin our heart.
  • 00:22:19.544 --> 00:22:22.514
  • And now he says to us,"Out of the forgiveness
  • 00:22:22.547 --> 00:22:24.916
  • which I have given you,I want you to reach in
  • 00:22:24.950 --> 00:22:28.019
  • and takesome of that forgiveness,
  • 00:22:28.053 --> 00:22:29.421
  • and use it to forgive others."
  • 00:22:29.454 --> 00:22:32.257
  • There's not anything you canever do to make things right
  • 00:22:32.290 --> 00:22:34.760
  • with something that's wrongunless you go and forgive.
  • 00:22:34.793 --> 00:22:39.164
  • You say, "Well, I'm not the onewho initiated the problem."
  • 00:22:39.197 --> 00:22:42.934
  • That don't make any difference.
  • 00:22:42.968 --> 00:22:44.136
  • Do it anyway.
  • 00:22:44.169 --> 00:22:45.070
  • The Bible says if you're the onewho's wrong,
  • 00:22:45.103 --> 00:22:46.838
  • you go and get it right.
  • 00:22:46.872 --> 00:22:48.106
  • And if you're one who's wronged,you go and get it right.
  • 00:22:48.140 --> 00:22:50.442
  • It's always your turn.
  • 00:22:50.475 --> 00:22:52.010
  • Forgiveness is alwaysthe only way.
  • 00:22:52.043 --> 00:22:55.947
  • When God forgives usand we accept it,
  • 00:22:55.981 --> 00:22:59.184
  • we become free of our sin.
  • 00:22:59.217 --> 00:23:02.387
  • When we forgive those whohave offended us, we become free
  • 00:23:02.421 --> 00:23:06.291
  • of our bitterness,and we are made whole.
  • 00:23:06.324 --> 00:23:10.529
  • The Christian church isthe community of the forgiven.
  • 00:23:10.562 --> 00:23:15.033
  • All of us have been forgiven,all of us have been forgiven
  • 00:23:15.066 --> 00:23:17.636
  • by others.
  • 00:23:17.669 --> 00:23:18.737
  • And if we're honest, all of useither have forgiven
  • 00:23:18.770 --> 00:23:21.573
  • or need to forgive someone.
  • 00:23:21.606 --> 00:23:23.909
  • That's the uniqueness of whowe are as the body of Christ.
  • 00:23:23.942 --> 00:23:27.212
  • We know how blessed we arebecause we have been forgiven
  • 00:23:27.245 --> 00:23:30.182
  • by God, and it sets us freeto forgive others,
  • 00:23:30.215 --> 00:23:33.852
  • even when they do thingsthat hurt us deeply.
  • 00:23:33.885 --> 00:23:38.156
  • Christ wants to offer youthe free gift
  • 00:23:38.190 --> 00:23:41.026
  • of his forgiveness,and he asks you
  • 00:23:41.059 --> 00:23:42.794
  • only to reach out and accept it.
  • 00:23:42.828 --> 00:23:46.398
  • And if you will do that, you canbecome a part of the community
  • 00:23:46.431 --> 00:23:49.668
  • of the forgiven, and youwill never face your sin again
  • 00:23:49.701 --> 00:23:54.840
  • before God.
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  • ♪♪♪
  • 00:23:56.308 --> 00:24:05.617
  • David: To be forgiven,we must do one thing.
  • 00:24:05.750 --> 00:24:08.353
  • We must ask for and receiveGod's forgiveness.
  • 00:24:08.386 --> 00:24:12.224
  • Once we do that, we can thenforgive others.
  • 00:24:12.257 --> 00:24:16.061
  • We cannot give to others what weourselves have not yet received
  • 00:24:16.094 --> 00:24:19.464
  • from God.
  • 00:24:19.498 --> 00:24:21.066
  • A forgiven person knows besthow to forgive others.
  • 00:24:21.099 --> 00:24:25.337
  • So receiving God's forgivenesscomes when we receive his Son,
  • 00:24:25.370 --> 00:24:29.641
  • Jesus Christ.
  • 00:24:29.674 --> 00:24:31.176
  • When we embrace Christ as Saviorand Lord of our life, we are
  • 00:24:31.209 --> 00:24:35.080
  • saying, "Thank you, God,for forgiving my sins."
  • 00:24:35.113 --> 00:24:40.318
  • With your permission, I wouldlike to send you two free gifts
  • 00:24:40.352 --> 00:24:43.922
  • to help you receive and walkin God's love and forgiveness.
  • 00:24:43.955 --> 00:24:48.326
  • One is a booklet called"Your Greatest Turning Point,"
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  • Next time on "Turning Point."
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  • David: And because he was Godin the body,
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  • he bore the penaltyfor all of us.
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  • And he's got the scars to provethat he alone is the way.
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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